This weekend, after bleaching the litter boxes and shrink-wrapping the windows (because weatherizing doesn’t seem to be a [riority at our apartment complex), Sean and I decided to make a sweet. We usually opt for something chocolate, but I happened to have some puff pastry on hand that wasn’t used for its original intent (asparagus puffs… I may have eaten all the asparagus before we had a chance to puff them).
I spent some time searching Google, Food.com, and Pinterest, and finally found this recipe for yummalicious apple hand pies. And I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand. You should, too, (except for, maybe, the puff pastry) which makes them that much nicer.
- 1 (17 ounce) package puff pastry (We needed two, and used Trader Joe’s and Pepperidge Farm)
- 2 medium apples, cut up (I used Granny Smiths)
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 beaten egg
- Preheat oven to 350F.Thaw puff pastry according to directions on package, then peel, core and chop apples up coarsely.
- Combine apples with sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Flour surface lightly and cut pastry sheet into nine 3×3 squares. (I used a ruler to mark and cut them.)
- Place approximately spoonfuls of apple mixture on each square and brush edge with beaten egg.
- Place second pastry square on the top of the already filled pastry to form a pocket. Press down border with fingers to seal and then press with fork to decorate the edges.
- Make a 1-inch incision into each pie.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet covered with parchment and give each one an egg wash.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden.
- Eat them all. At once. With vanilla ice cream!